Six Somalis go on trial in Paris for yacht attack

first_imgPARIS (AP) – Six Somalis have gone on trial in a Paris court for their alleged roles in a 2008 attack on the luxury yacht “Le Ponant” that ended with the release of 30 hostages and payment of a $2.5 million ransom.Only one suspect has admitted to a role in the attack in the Gulf of Aden, and three deny ever being aboard the craft. One of the defendants identified himself to the court Tuesday as a taxi driver, another as a builder. Others claimed to be fishermen. How men can have a healthy 2019 Comments   Share   Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-889-0130 ErrorOK 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Helicopter-borne French troops captured the six _ half of those allegedly involved in the attack _ on Somali territory with some, but not all the ransom.Five Somalis were convicted of piracy in late 2011 for attacking a French sailboat and given 4 to 8 years in prison. Another was acquitted.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories last_img

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